Megan Elizabeth Bowles Clowse, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Baker House 07, Duke South, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2045
Email address megan.clowse@duke.edu

Dr. Megan Clowse is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology.  Her clinical research focuses on the management of rheumatic diseases in pregnancy. She has cared for over 600 pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease, collecting information on these pregnancies initially in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry and Repository, and now the MADRA (Maternal Autoimmune Disease Research Alliance) registry and repository.  She served on the Core Leadership Team for the inaugural American College of Rheumatology's Reproductive Health Guidelines, published January 2020.  Dr. Clowse created www.LupusPregnancy.org, a website dedicated to improving lupus pregnancy planning and management for patients and rheumatologists.  

Dr. Clowse was the founding director of the Duke Lupus Clinic, where she continues to see patients each week and mentor junior faculty researchers.  The team has developed a new approach to lupus classification and management and is currently collecting and analyzing patient- and physician-reported measures to  better clarify this construct.  

As the Co-Director of Duke Forge, Dr. Clowse has shepherding multiple Department of Medicine-funded studies to identify and build innovative approaches to using health data to improve patient care. 

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Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2005
  • Medical Residetn, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.P.H., University of California - Los Angeles, 1994

Publications

Pisetsky, David S., Amanda M. Eudy, Megan E. B. Clowse, and Jennifer L. Rogers. “The Categorization of Pain in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Rheum Dis Clin North Am 47, no. 2 (May 2021): 215–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rdc.2020.12.004.

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Rajendran, Aardra, Amanda M. Eudy, Stephen J. Balevic, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “The importance of pregnancy planning in lupus pregnancies.” Lupus 30, no. 5 (April 2021): 741–51. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203321989803.

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Rogers, Jennifer L., Amanda M. Eudy, David Pisetsky, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Kai Sun, Jayanth Doss, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Using Clinical Characteristics and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Categorize Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Subtypes.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 73, no. 3 (March 2021): 386–93. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24135.

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Maheswaranathan, Mithu, Amanda M. Eudy, Stacy C. Bailey, Jennifer L. Rogers, and Megan Eb Clowse. “Low health numeracy is associated with higher disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus.” Lupus 30, no. 3 (March 2021): 489–94. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203320979044.

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Wosik, Jedrek, Megan E. B. Clowse, Robert Overton, Bhargav Adagarla, Nicoleta Economou-Zavlanos, Joanna Cavalier, Ricardo Henao, et al. “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patterns of outpatient cardiovascular care.” Am Heart J 231 (January 2021): 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.074.

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Maheswaranathan, Mithu, Sarah Cantrell, Amanda M. Eudy, Jennifer L. Rogers, Megan E. B. Clowse, Susan N. Hastings, and Stacy Cooper Bailey. “Investigating Health Literacy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Descriptive Review.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 20, no. 12 (November 12, 2020): 79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-020-00978-6.

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Balevic, Stephen J., Christoph P. Hornik, Thomas P. Green, Megan E. B. Clowse, Daniel Gonzalez, Anil R. Maharaj, Laura E. Schanberg, et al. “Dr. Balevic, et al reply.” J Rheumatol 47, no. 10 (October 1, 2020): 1587. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200681.

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Carandang, Kristine, Veronica Mruk, Stacy P. Ardoin, Brittany Huynh, Megan E. B. Clowse, Elise D. Berlan, and Cuoghi Edens. “Reproductive health needs of adolescent and young adult women with pediatric rheumatic diseases.” Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 18, no. 1 (August 17, 2020): 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-020-00460-7.

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